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DEATH FOR BASE BETRAYAL
MIME IM.HOI OOMMirmi Hr.lk-
OPS ( 1(1 Ml: AFTER TRI ST.
Took jM>l>|f ■( Ih* < naffdear*
at Hl* Eangiloyer (a (llrm|il thr
Fonlril (tatraa*- ta (hr Calalnnr.
(Refilr Death (he r*|nf*fr of
III* WroM-btra Hl* AVlfr Admit*
That Hr Mr! Hl* .Inal flrarrl*.
Albany, Oa., Sept 22.—About 1 o'clock
AMs morning Mo** Incram, a nrirro 50
year* of air. *u called to ihr door of
Ml* dwelling In this city and ohm lo death
toy Mr. W, 8. Tarvrr. a ni'ml*r of on*
of III* ncd Influential families in Dougn
To charge# of bird ahol. flred at c lo**
range. Ittrmliy lor# lb upper portion of
Ingram's body lo ribbon*.
Th killing li* l*n a *ubjrct of cmrr.il
dl*cu*lon in Albany to-day, and all (hour
wbo hav* tacorre acquainted with the
event* leading up la (hr tragedy civ* Ihelr
lull approval to Mr. Tarver * course In thr
For naarly. or quit*, fifteen year*. Move
Ingram had hern a trusted aervant In Mr
Tarver# houeehold. lietnc allowed *urh
privilege* aid annoying uch confldenre
a* at a accorded to few nrgroe*.
For aome time (wet Mr. Tarver had hem
on his plantation. In Baker counly, about
oighiran mile* from Albany, hi* wife and
three children occupying their home on
Mow Ingram waa about the place all
day. spending the night* with hi* wife
al the hou** In which he met his tragic
end thl* morning
A day or two ago Mr. Tarver* eldest
daughter, who I* 13 year* of age, ac
quainted her mother with the detail* of
an experience through which she had
passed, the most horrible whlrh pure wo
men may know.
Hh* named Moo* Ingram •* the guilty
parly, who had betrayed the trust re
posed In him far nearly a score of years,
by attempting to commit the most das
tardly crime In all the category of wrong
Frightened hy the negro'* dire threats,
th* child had kept her terrible secret for
When Mr Tarver returned from the
plantation about 11:30 o'clock last night
and heard the atory for the flrst lime.
hl feelings may better be Imagined than
He hurried from hi* home, conferred
with friend* and relative*, and deter
mined ori a course of aotlon
Ingram's death, as above described, was
No coroner's Inquest wa held over In
gram’s body, and Mr. Tarvor ha* not
AH classes of pecpls here approve hi*
course In the matter. Ingram * wife state*
that her husband deserved to die, and
She will not prosecute his slayer.
TRAGEDY COST TWO LIVES.
Husband larilrrrd (llraril UHe and
Killed Him..-It Mother Thaa
Voidoeta. Oa.. Sap) a.—A terrible trag
edy a reported her thla evening from
Ray'e Mill, twenty mllea above here, and
June over the lierrten county llnr. The
tragedy Oocurerd last night, a white man
killing hie alleged wife and a moment la
ter ending hla own life.
The mnn'a name waa Merritt, and he
lived on Mr. Marian Bhaw'a place. Hla
wife bn* been 111 for eeveral day*, but was
convalescing Mrs. Shaw went to see her
late yesterday evening and aa she re
turned to her home Mr*. Morrlt went part
Of the way with her. When only a short
distance from the house Merritt rune ttp
out of the bushes on the road side and said
to hts wife;
"Oh. y.-a, you have ben telling lies on
ms." then shot her through the head with
a Winchester rtlte. killing her Instantly.
Mrs Shaw lied from the scene
and Merritt yelled to her to tell
her husband to come down there, as he
was going to kill htmself. Then she Ivar.l
another shot fired, and when Mr. Show
and Others tear tied the scene a few mtn
utes later they found Merritt tn the throe*
of death. He lived about an hour after
the fatal shot was tired
The tragedy caused Intense excitement
throughout that section, and there were
several theories advanced. One or them
was that Merritt and hla wife had been
quarreling a great deal lately, and In a
lit of anger he decided to put on end to
It. Another Is that they were not tnan
Wild wife, but living together unlawfully,
and the authorities were after <he allege!
husband Thl theory Is that Merrill .an
•way fsorn Coffee county with the wife
of a citixeo two year* ago. Hhe was ae
compariled by her live children, and had
been living with Merritt since then, al
leging that they wers married. They had
kept their secret until recently, hut the
skeleton In the closet was about to he re
vruled and Merritt preferred to draw the
curtain of death over the scene
A coroner 1 * Jury rendered a verdlcl tn
accordance with the fact* stated above,
so far • they relate to the tragedy, and
both belies were burled this morning at
Heaver Dam Burial Ground.
FIHMi TRI STS l\ 111 ROrK.
JeaL. Says They Are Mncli the Same
as In This Conntry,
Waahlngton. Sept. 2.—Prof. J, W. Jenks
of the Industrial Commission, who hsa
been In Europe for some months, studying
the trust problem there, reports that he
found the trust situation In England and
on the continent about the same as In this
country, though It was not causing ns
The Industrial consolld nlon there hns
been forced by the same causes, according
to Prof. Jenks. as In this country name
ly. severe competition and small profits of
the Individual concerns. He says that the
methods practiced consist of dlsivensing
with a number of employes espec.ally
superintendent*, salesmen and clerical
force when th# eotnhin itlon l efTccted,
and a* the combination* abroad usually
control go to 90 per cent, of th<lr product,
and in some case* all of the market. It is
possible for them to pul up price# prac
tically at will.
in England, rays Prof. Jenks. It is gen
erally believed that publicity Is the only
protection oralnst aggressive industrial
lomUnation- and many prominent men
think thnt the government can go no fur
ther than thl*.
iiiHPvn.n i'on i:hhkcslkmi:\t.
William It. Itunton Taken Inin Cus
tody at Newport lens.
Newport News. Vn., Sept. 21—William
FI. Duimod was arrested at the Chamber
lln Hotel. Old Point Comfort, to-day,
charged with embesslemcnt of lIu.OOO
from the Cnton National Dank of Chicago.
Dunton came to Old Point yesterday, ac
companied by Dot Thurman, a Chicago
woman. The arrest w;i* mode by a flitted
States deputy marshal at the request • f
a Pinkerton detective, who followed the
alleged embessb r from Illinois.
Dunton declines to make any statement
further than that he will plead not guilty
to the chance.
Aauderbllt Wins tsais.
New 'fork. Sept, S.—Cornelius Vander
bilt's yacht Huinbow gave August Mel-
Mir.sola a fair beating oft Oyster
READY TO NEGOTIATE.
(Contlntm) from Flrp! rag*)
negotiation* with th* pifi.ipottnt torto* of
| thr Kmptror of ChtnoT
| 2 —<Mentor*mlunt tn reply to the Ruffian
rhame's memorandum, dated Sept. 17.
First. The government of the United
Bute ha* not any pnmH Inteoiiona 10
withdraw it* legation from Peltifi.
Het'oiui The government of the United
Staf* * accepts the plenipotentiary author*
Ify of l-*rl U Hung Unntig *id Print e
| Chlng o> ptlma facie suffU lent for the
imperial Cblneae government, and to the
re*umption of it* author!’)* ot Pekin, and
toward the negotiation of a complete pe
tlement by the appointed plenipolen:iari*a
of the Power* and of China
Third To these end**, the United Utile*
tninljtfer In Pekin will he authorised to
enter into relations wirh Karl id and
Prince Chlng • the fmmedtatc represent*.
Uvea of the Chlneee Kraperor.
Uepartmen* of State. Washington, Bept
K*GlsA*!>*!! vrtM) MIT KV)WN.
I.lttlr Intrreat la America** Answer
Copyright. 19ud. The Associated Prera
Idondnn. Hept 22—1/ord Haltsbury has
not yet answerer! the German proponjl.
nor has he even dlacusn-ed its terms with
his advisers. It Is likely that several days
will elapse before Great lllltaln puts her
self on record regarding the suggest inn
of ttmpcror William.
•Aa Kord Baliehury is the sole arbiter
and he, has refrained from mentioning
the matter to tils Intimates, It Is naturally
impossible definitely to forecast the na
ture of Great Rritaln's reply. Those |er
eon* who arc generally In L*r! ftaltobury's
confidence surmise guardedly that he will
fall info lino with Germany, though he
may sviggest alight n>*i ideation* of the
stringent condition*. Moreover, It Is be*
Ilev#*d that the German note may prove a
source of a somewhat lengthy exchange
of commoni at ions he/orc ib consensus
of o|>lnlon* of the Powers h ascertatne*!.
nnd even then individual Powers might
be brought to • hange their vlewa in the
interest of harmony.
No inkling of the nature of Washing
ton's attitude hadreached Downing street
this morning except through press dis
patches Th* feeling prevails h the for
eign ofTire that America Is ao cloae to the
election that ane cannot be expected to
take in the immediate future a really se
rious part In regard to China cither as a
deterrent or • an aggressive fsetor. and
interest In the announcements from
Washington consequently wanes. In
other words. It Is now believed that if the
European Powers can unite under Ger
many's le.ul the United States, even if
dissenting from the line of policy a<loped.
would be only a passive objector.
MOKE SHirx Tt GO TO CHINA.
tatted States AA 111 Increase Their
Astatic Anvnl Korrr.
Washington. Kept. 22.-The navy de
partment to-day issued the following state
"In view of the possibility that later,
when circumstance* so warrant, the land
force In China will be mate
rially reduced, the naval force In Asiatic
waters will he from tim* lo time Increased
with reference to American Interest* In
China, and aiso |n the Phtllpphie*. The
following order* have therefore been Is
"The Dorothea, at league Island, and
the Annapolis at Norfolk have heap or
dered lo lit out for the Asiatic station
Th* Wilmington has been ordered to the
Asiatic station, and will he replaced on
the Bouth Atlantic station by th* Atlanta
The Albany at Piraeus has been ordered
to Manila. The Kentucky ha# been or
dered to New York, trod the Vicksburg
to be fitted out for the Asiatic station."
Allaslonarle* \,I Dlat-onrnaetl.
New York. Bept. 22Missionary work In
China, far from being discouraged or In
anyway curtailed by the recent outbreak
of the Boxers and the massacre of Chris
tian iea"her, ami convert*, will go on In
i'hlna with renewed vigor. Thl* Is the
determination reached at a conference
yesterday In tit* Presbyterian building of
thirty clergymen. representing every
Protestant denomination In thl# country.
FISIO3 IN MONTANA.
Demnernta anil Pnfinllets lleacbeu
Helena Mont., Bept. 22—Fusion of the
Democrat* and Populist* was effected
yesterday on a satisfactory hnsl*. all can
didates nominated and th* convention# ad
journed Juri before midnight
A echeme of fti#lon wa* arranged to In
clude the labor pirty by which the Dem
ocrat# were to have governor. n#*oelnte
Justice and treasurer; the Populists were
to hove congressman, auditor and attor
ney general; the Labor party lieutenant
governor, superintendent of public Instruc
tion and secretary of state.
The Labor party refused the agreement
and at a night *es*lon nominated one of
their own men for Governor. Th* ticket
nominated Is at follows:
Governor Joseph K Toole of Helena.
Lieutenant Governor—F. G. Higgins of
Treasurer—A. P. Barrett of Bllver Row.
Becretary of Btate—ffeorge M Hayes of
Associate Justice—George R. Mllhtirn of
Populist*- Auditor J H. Calderhead of
Ix-wls and Clark
Attorney General—James Donovan of
Buperlnlendfnl of Public Inwmrtlon—J
VI l.ewl* of Bllver How
Congressman—Caldwell Edwards of Oat-
The lather party will probable complete
full ticket to-morrow.
The convention's act on In nominating ih*
electoral ticket of the two other parties Is
conceded to add materially lo Bryan's
chance* for carrying the state.
Qt'KATION OF ARMOR FL ATM.
Long to Stake a Froposlllon to the
Washington Bept 21 Becretary fring
raid to-dy that he would lake up the
question of armor for ships of war next
werk. It by possible that the navy de
partment *1 make a protszeltlon lo the
armor plate makers for the production of
the material at tt lower figure than was
named In the bid of the Arm Should there
It* a failure to agree, the Becretary may
cxeret#e his prerogative and arrange for
the establishment of a governmnt armor
Met or AVltbtlrev. Ills Suit.
New York, Bept. 22.—Kid McCoy vester
day bad hla #ult for divorce front hi# wife
dl"oonttnued. and Abram Hummel, act
ing for Sirs. McCoy, had Iter counter
charge withdrawn at the same time
llady Arrest, t wntraet,
Havana. Bept. 22. - Michael J Dady. Ihr
Brooklyn contractor, hating accepted the
new sewer plans of the government, th--
work of sewering Havana will proceed
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 190 ft
AN AUTOMOBILE CAMPAIGN.
j lift A .AN * irttKlMi T<lt It lb Hl*
Made Thr.* prerbe* Before Retnra
lug to HI. Horn* boot Nla ti •—Spot, *
Prlarlpally oh ■tn p *rlo I loan no.I
Mtlllarlsav—Addressed th* H*lla*4
Hutch ot Firth—Hunting for Cool
In thr I'htllgtplnrs—Lack of *rui -
lolhy for *outh African Hepabllrs.
Lincoln. Neb. Bept. 22.—William J Bo
nn to-day continued hi* canvas# of the
First Congosslonat District In this .talc
ll* started out early In an
Intending to muk* Hire* speeches b*lor*
returning to Llm-olii Into to-night. The
firm *to|> wo* made at the little town
of Wotrljr. in Lincaeter county, wh*re
h .poke at 11.30 o'clock In hi* speech
ai that fMdnt. whlrh I* only twelve miles
from Uri.-ohi, thr pr, sldcntlal rwndidat*
talked In u familiar traln aa to old neigh
bor* He wa# greeted by a large number
of people Mr Itryan did not attempt to
deliver formal *pc*ch. but he talked to
the people for half an hour or more con
cerning 'he l*ue*. dwelling especially on
imperlallHm and mlllarDm.
Al Klrih Mr Rryan atkdreesed a crowd
largely of Holland Dutch, and
lie wn* Introduced by a peaker in tne
Dutch language. Hl* epeech wa* in the
main, uri orgument against the policy of
the admlntiration In the Philippine* He
raid that after traveling more or le
over the f'nlted State*, he woe *atlafle<l
that the <imntry wa* big enough without
taking in the Philippine Inland*. He de
clared that the Republican policy was
of .hiir;cter calculated to atrlke at the
v*. V principle* of government, and he con
tended that If we were to have Imperial
ism we must have a targe ntandltig army.
hi •! that the Republican party meant to
maintain a large army wa made manifest
by in* increase already established.
Mr. flryan -aid that the Filipino* had
always ."tord ready to give us a coaling
stntlon at Manha, "but," he aald, "the
trouble Is that we have wanted to hold
all the land to see whether there was any
coal there.' an I In the language of a
member of Congress, It waa. he said, sig
nificant that one of the flrst acts of the
government after Dewey’* victory wa* to
give Instructions to uncertain whether
there was coal In the archipelago.
Mr. Bryan closed with e reference to
the situation In Booth Africa, giving e
graphic picture of It and atrongly con.
demnlng the administrations “want of
sympathy." ll* declared th* Indifference
no great aa to the fate of a South African
republic might be justly regarded as an
Index to the state of nitre! concerning our
After hi* speech at Firth Mr. Brvan
drove to Haltam. a distanc e of nine miles,
and there made the last speech of the
CAM. TO DEMOCRATIC CI.t'IM.
Ilraisrril. I'rgeil lo Orgoalie and
New York. Bept. 22 —The Anal call for
the National Convention of Democratic
cluhs to be held at lndlanapoht on Oct.
3 was Issued to-day by William J. Bryan
and Adlal E. Atevenson. Democratic can
didates for the presidency and vice presi
dency. James K. Jane*, chairman of the
Demo Yattc National Committee, and Will
iam It Hearn, president of the National
Association of Democratic Clubs. Th* call
"The near approach of the National Con
vention of Democratic Clubs, which will
l*e held at Indianapolis on Oct. 3, Imposes
upon Democrat* everywhere the duty of
Ini rearing the work of club organisation
Thl* Is a held of patriotic endeavor In
which every cltlsen of every state and
territory can be reasonably expected lo
talc, hi* pilch Patriotism can accomplish
little unless It Is active, brave and prac
"The Democratic party Is opposed lo the
establishment of dependent colonies un
der the American flag. Is pledged to In
cessant warfare against trusts and every
form of private mono|*ily. The Kansas
City platform ha* arrayed ngalnet the
Democracy the combined power of those,
w ho profit by iniquitous Intvs. government
favoritism and gierverslnti* of the round,
tuelnn of the I'nlted States A vast cor
ruption fund ha* been contributed to th*
Republican party by men. wheae person.il
greed Is greater than their Interest | n
free Institution*. Just legislation nnd an
ItniMreial administration of the laws, Un
less the control of the government and
Its policies ate to he determined by the
corrupt use of money, the people must lie
awakened to a realising sense „f the dead
ly |>eril environing their most sacred Dem
"All Democratic state and local com
mittee! are reques'ed to ree to It that
mi precinct shall he without a Democrat!-
club Tim* prtesea and liters should be
no delay. The enemy I* powerful, vigilant
and active. A club organised now will lie
more effective than a club organised next
week It Is Important that every Demo
cratic organisation In the country should
Join the national assnclatlm of Democrat
ic Clubs (headinaiters No. I*7o Broadway
New York) and should send delegates to
the convention of Democratic clubs It
la Important (hit the number of clubs
shcu and he greatly Increased before the
MANNA AA'ITH McKINLF.Y.
•tented That lie Asked R| m to Make
Canton, 0.. Bept. 22.—President McKin
ley and Senator Hanna held a prolonged
"it Is said tase of the objects of your
visit to Canton wa# to Induce the Presi
dent to like an active personal gun In
•he campaign, especially to have him
make some sg<*eches In the West.” a re
porter aald lo Senator Hanna.
"That was not talked of; It wa* not
even thought of," *al<! the senator. "I
merely wanted lo talk over the campaign
In general with the President and reprrt
to him how nvitter# are progressing."
IIIt AA VW PLANS NOT CH ANGF.D.
Ills Dates In Illinois Nat Cancelled ax
Chicago, Srpt 22.—Senator J. K. Jones,
chairman of Him Nationol Democratic
Committee, to-day denied the story that
dates for speech* s in Illinois and other
Western slate* by William J Bryan had
been cancelled, and th.it the Democratic
cnrullilnte wbl hurry to New York.
B uaior Jones declared thol Mr. Bryan
will | ak In New York. Oct. IS. as origi
nally announced, and that the plans have
ill no wise been changed
HOOSEA ELT ON GOOD TIMEB.
saya Tiling* Are llrtter I niter Mr-
Green River, IVja. Sept. 22.—The Roose
velt tgieclal train <n Ia journey hither
to-day stopped at Evanston and Green
River at each of which place* the Gov.
enter made brief speeches on about the
Mime linen. At Green River Gov. Roose
"Under Ihe administration of President
McKinley there has been what we call
go and times. We want you lo compare Ihe
condition* a# they existed six or eight
yi ar* ago with th conditions as thsy
cxist now. Free wiki) was one of the cries
•luring the ('leveland administration Com
pare Ihe price of wool then with nhat tt
Is now. Thm we were lo have free wool
anil aa some on* said to me the other
■ lay. we cam- within six cent* of It
Things arc different now. Lot qvery train
man or man who work* In tbs shop* com
pare four years ago with the present
tlm* as to the matter of getting work,
Then It wa* not easy to get work, now
any man who want* work can get It.
You must decide for yourselves whether
you want the present conditions lo con
tinue or whether you want to take the
chances of going back to the old condi
MKIKLE.IOHN It RimUWA
Opened the Hepahlt.-an f'ampatgra at
Grand Island. Nets. Bept. 22—The Re
publican campaign was opened her* to
night with an address by Hon. George I).
Msikiejohn. Assistant Secretary of War
After being Introduced by Chairman Ly
on* of tho County Central Committee. Mr.
Meikiejoim at on*-* plunged Into his ar
gument. showing that In Improvising th,
bugaboo of imperialism "Democracy mask
ed the batteries dire ted at th, flutin', (al
and Industrial policies of the Republican
party and defame! It* own history." The
speaker waa frequently Interrupted by ap
tVKbMXr.TOX AT GRA3D RAPID*
Hr Telle Why lie Cannot Support
Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept 22 —Senator
Wellington apoke for an hour and a half
In th* Auditorium to-night, holding an
atidlsnce of S.OOO Intact until he finished
He declared that President McKinley had
solemnly pledged him. In return for hit
vole for the ratification of the peace
treaty, that the FUlpinoa were to be
granted Independence after a stable gov
ernment had hern established.Mmlthat he
could not support a man for President of
the United Btates who had broken such
o solemn pledge.
Wll.l, NOMINATE A3 KLKt TOR.
Third Party In hew lark Will Fol
low Massachnsetia Finn.
New York, Bept. 22—It was announced
definitely to-day that the third ticket ad
vocates In this city would follow the
same programme as that adopted at Bos
ton yesterday; that Is, nominate a single
elector, and conduct a campaign In this
state without a presidential candidate.
No effort. It wa* said, would he mad*
to obtain a party column on the ofllcia!
HR CHALLENGE* HANNA.
■Cdmtston AAanla to Debate AA'tth
Him on tlie Stomp.
Lincoln. Neb., Bept. 22.—Vice Chairman
J. H. Edmlaton of the Popultat National
Committee ha* challenged Senator M. A.
Hanna, chairman of th* Republican Na
tional Committee, to a Joint discussion.
Mr. Edmlslon makes hla destrea known In
a long communication whl h contain# a
list of thirty-four questions for Mr. Han
na <o answer In public debate.
Tariff, the I’aramouaf lone.
Duluth. Minn . B*p. 22.—8enalor C. K
Davl# opened (he Republican campaign In
Duluth last night and spoke to an audi
ence of about B.rt persons Senator Davis
declared a protective tariff was the par
HDD FEI.I/OAVS MEETING OATffR.
Important Appointments Made by
the Grand Sire.
Richmond. V*., Bept. 22.-The Sovereign
Grand I ridge of Odd Fellow# closed Its
annual cession thl# afternon. The only
matter of public Interest developed wa#
that of the appointments by the Grand
Hire as follows:
On revision of the digest. Hon. Charles
M. Busbee of North Carolina, and on re
view of such revision. Past Grand Hires
Pinkerton of 3lassachu#*ti. Wright of
Pennsylvania and Waldo of Coloruiio.
Grand Chaplain—The Rev. John W
Yenable of Kentucky.
Orand Marshall—Hon. J. B. Cockran ok
Grand Herald—Charlea H. Lyman of
Grand Mesesnger—John Welsh of Onta
All were confirmed hy (he lodge.
The total coat of the session In (hi* city
has been 330.127 S*. leaving a small balance
in bonk to the credit of tho Sovereign
SEA'F.H Al. RAILROAD AARBTKS.
t nariuetor of One Train Jumgied anil
AA a# Killed.
Columbia. S C., Bept. 22—This was a
had day for railroad# There were three
wrecks In Ihe siatc, but Ihe losses were
not very greet
A mile from Prosperity, pn the Colum
bia. Newherry and Lauren# Railroad, two
freights, each catr>lt:g a pi##eng.’r coach,
ram* together, head on. The crew- jump
ed tn time to, stive them#-Ives The en
gines and several cars wire smashed am)
On the Atlantic Coast Line a materia!
train with a steam shovel, was wrecked
at Edlslo river and ten nr* ditched Con
ductor J. E. Rice Jump'd and was killed.
Near Ptegnalls. a Sotitl ein freigh' br >ke
In two and then came tog liter. Several
cars were smashed and Conductor Peake
IIIIIIMIAT PL ANN I NDECIDED.
Hl* Eye# Have Palled and lie AA 111
Not Return to China.
Winnipeg. Manitoba. Bept. 22.—Naval
Constructor Hobson. U. S N.. pasard
through Ihe city last night en route East
In an Interview, he said:
"1 have been traveling through Japan
and China, having rome up from Manila
where I was engaged In inspecting th*
"And your future plans?"
"I am nog quite decided. My eyea have
given out and ali hop* of briny nble to
accompany the American fleet to China
Is ended I atn now en route lo New
York, where I have been recalled, but
will probably go down to my home tn Ala
hama. 1 cannot say wnat my work will
AA'HBEI.EH NOT 4 CANDIDATE.
(A 111 Not Httn for senate Attain*!
Huntsville. A(n.. Bept. 22.—Gen. Joseph
Wheeler declared In an Interview here to
day this* tinder no iondltlon# will he le
a candidate for the United Slates Senate
against Senator E. W. Pettus.
Had a Narrow Escagtc.
Waycross. Oa., Bept. 22 —Thomas B.
Bird, assistant night ynrdmaster, Ini.l a
narrow e ape this morning about 23u
o'clock H* was on the rear sti pn of Ihe
switch engine, which was roirg at a
lively rate from the we,tern en 1 of the
yard. When th Mft*rav* way and lie
was thrown Into the air. He r* badly
hurt. but fortunately no bones were bro
ken. He wUI be sore for some time from
AAaldrrsrr Goes fo Tnlsa.
Berlin. Bept. 22 —A dispatch from Shang
hai announce# the ratling of Count von
Waldoraee for Taktt this afternoon on
board the German cruiser Hertha. Hl*
chief of staff will proceed for Taku this
evening by Ihe German stsamer Barhsen.
MIMS IS GAINING STRENGTH.
MAYOR AI.TY HAIR I* ATIA3TA
Ml ITT. A LIVELY one.
I'raaslarat Mct'ollowgh Man Goes
Over to Maj. Mims— Wnclefy Women
Working for Him as They Do
Their Shopping—Friend* of Other
Candidates, However, germ ('*•-
dent That Their Man Will Win.
Gamblers He! on Mini*.
Atlanta. Bept 22.—The four cornered
race for Mayor of Atlanta, which I* now
in progress, is rapidly assuming an In
tensity that promise# trouble before th*
I*sue is settled at the polls on Ocg. S.
Mime. Itlc*. Mitchell, and McCullough
men are all working with bitter deter
An Indication of the feeling which hae
loen Injected Into the campaign In the
last few days, wo* manifested when W. T.
Movers, one of leaders In municipal
affairs, lately a decided McCullough man,
flopped to the 31 .ms faction Thursday
night. Moyers has been considered Mc-
Cullough’s chief adviser, and the strong
est man the candidate had on hla rkle.
Moyer* |s a member of the board which
manages the affairs of Grant Park. Mini,
has been making speeches In the various
ward, lately, in all of which he vehement
ly declared the jiark should be improved
and beautified. This kind of platform won
the park commissioner from McCullough
who lias failed to touch on the subject of
the park In hi* campaign uttrram ra
It Was In a Mims ward meeting that Col.
Moyer* flrst evinced hi* change of heart.
He Introduced Maj. Mims to the audience,
numbering at least 3*i voters, all of whom
were personally acquainted with Moyers
because It was the ward In which he lived.
MuJ Ml me made a strong speech and un
doubtedly caught a large number of voles
that had been wavering After Mims had
finished his talk Moyers took the plat
form. adding considerably to the surprise
created In the crowd by hi* Introduction
"Worse Than Hosers."
"You have read of the Boxers In Chin*."
he Itegan "and how they poisoned the
springs and wells and streams to rid
ihemselve* of the foreigner*. But I will
tell you of two men who, to my mind,
are worse than the Boxers. They were
both member* of the City Council two
year* ago and both voted to run a sewer
from the city through Grant Psrk. pois
oning the fresh air which supplies health
to thousands of women nnd children of
thl* beautiful city. They sre both can
didates to-day for the office of Mayor of
Atlanta against this gemlrmen who has
Just addressed you."
McCullough and Rice were the candi
dates referred to hy Moyers. After the
meeting a McCullough man went straight
to his candidate's headquarters, where he
told in an excited manner of the Moyers
-flop, and the speech he hsd made Th*
new# broke up the meeting which was In
progress, and brought down maledictions
on Movers from the assemble,! McCul
lough partisan*. Harry Spillman, a bar
room proprietor, arose In the meeting and
appllrsl an epithet to th* absent Moyers
which will undoubtedly cause trouble
when he hear* It Both Moyers and Spill
man are fighting men.
Mlm* Gaining Strssstk.
3ttms Is unquestionably gaining strength
dally. He is winning voles hy the score
In his word meetings and his election is
predicted on al! elder to-day.
The other •andldat** are confident, how
ever. that Mima will not get the office
B'h one declares he has a cinch on tne
Job, atl each one Is backed up by dozen.,
of shrewd politicians m the assertion.
Walter Taylor. Mayor Woodward'*
secretary. I* considered a political prophet
here. He saya lllc# will get the office
by a large majority. Councilman Henry
Grady save McCullough ctannot be beat
en. Councilman Maddox say* Mitchell has
the victory won. while Alderman Harvey
Johnson Is enthusiastically announcing on
the streets that Maj. Mims hss already
won, the race.
Nothing like the excitement the race Is
causing has ever been seen In Atlanta
Prominent btislnesa men have laid aside
their business affairs and have taken the
street* for one or anothrr of the candi
dates All the teachers In the public
schools are actively at work for Mims.
Many society women are working for him
In the Stores as they do their shopping
This feature of the campaign lends a pl->-
tiiresque atmosphere that I* entirely nov
I-argc bets ar* being laid on the result,
the gamblers favoring Mims There l
plenty or Rice money In the field though,
and AlcCullough betting funds are not
scarce Little money Is being staked on
Mitchell, but his friends are shouting con
fidence In hie victory with might and
<ll tVI 111.11 I tI N DBPBVDb WAR.
He fulls Its Opponents "Misguided
■ nil I , lit on Is.”
lor cion. Bept. 22 —Joseph Chamberlain,
opening the Birmingham canvas* this
evening, delivered an address fo n great
open air meeting Hl* speech was an Im
passioned arraignment of the opponent*
of the war In Bouth Africa, In the course
of which he eaid:
' T was going to call them traitors, hut
I will Instead say misguided Individuals."
Mr. Chamlierlaln challenged the Liberal*
to point out a single provocative word
or sentence In the dispatch** exchanged
during the ante-war negotiations. He
charged the Boers with having broken
every pledge and promise made to the
British, an.l dec A red that they had long
been planning to klcfc the English out
of Bouth Africa.
THAI* HOHIIF.HA ARRESTED.
I‘hey find Thrown Their Two Vic
tim* From the Train.
Janesville. 3VI*.. Bept 22-After a run
ning tight lusting a half hour. Officers
Broughton and Glllman of Evansville,
Wls., arrested three highwaymen charged
with robbing and then throwing from a
train on the Chicago an.l Northwestern
railroad. Henry Rose and Floyd Hlckok.
The robbery took place to-day as the
tr.tln wa* leaving MerrlmuO. After bring
robbed the unfortunate nsn were thrown
from the train as It was running forty
mile* an hour. Both were badly Injured.
The robbers secured less than 13.
K3 (TOR CLAY BPOKB.
Addressed Mass Meeting of Hall
I iiunly Dm
Gainesville, Ga.. Kept. 22. Senator A.
8 Clay spoke to the Democrat* of Hall
county at the Court House here to-day
lion J. N. Holder of Jackson, nominee
for slate senator ftom the Thirty-third
district, als) made a short address. After
the p uklng a campaign club was organ
ize.) with a large mrmlierrhlp.
SIYTV TIKHBA3ID AFFECT*©.
Agreement Itearhed AA'lth thr Amjtl
Cincinnati, Bept. 23 —At 12.33 o’clock this
morning both s.des of the great wage
conference between lb* amalgamate I
worker* and the steel works gave out
that they have reached an agteement. The
real* will he signed and all the mills will
start next we, It. Sixty thousand men are
THE CATARRH OF SOMMER.
Rev. Chas. Lrander, San Frandeoo. Cala.
Rev. Chaw 1-eander. pastor First Spir
itual Society of Ban Francisco, writes
from 311 Turk street, Ban Francisco,
Cala . as follows:
"It Is with pleasure that I glee my
endorsement of IVrunn. Sly experi
ence has been very satisfactory from
Its use, anil I do firmly brllevr that
It Is thr brst known remedy for ca
tarrh In all Its itlffrrrnt forms."
Mrs. E. Othson. Waxahachle. Trx., In
n recent letter, says: "I was trobuled
for five years with a chronic dlseane. I
AGAIY9T TAY t *I.LECTOR.
knit to Force Him t ollrrt tn Full
From t orpnrntlona.
Atlanta. Bept. 22—Thomas L. Johnson
and Sampson Hoot n. who describe them
selves as taxpayers of Fulton coumy, riled
a petition In court to-day, for a manda
mus to compel Tax Collector A. P. Btetv
art to collect In full back taxes, due the
county by corporations with whom the
Board of County Commissioner* hi.l
agreid on a compromise settlement of
claims held by the county.
The petition further asked that Mr.
(Wewart and hta bondsmen he held respon
sible for any shortage to the county fund*,
sustained through an acceptance of the
amounts agreed upon by the County Com
In the petition It Is alleged that settle
ment ha# been mud* with certain corpora
tions and will probably lie made with the
Atlanta Home Insurance Company at a
loss of many thousand dollars to th*
county. It la maintained by the petition
ers that this compromise Is null and void
and Is Illegal.
On thl* (toint the County Commission
er* hold that they have the authority of
the law as decide,! hy the Supreme Court
of the stnte lo make any compromise that
may he necessary in the collection of back
(axes ft Is further stated that hy com
promising nnd collecting the county got
several thousand dollars, where If the
ootinty had refused to accept less than
the full amount of hack taxes. It would
hav* gotten nothing, as some of the com
panies are now In the hands of recelv
Then the fietltlofiers presented a sched
ule of taxes due by varoua corporations.
These are as follows:
Southern Home and Building and Irian
Association from 1> to ltw. 11A3.113 37,
Atlanta National Building and Irian As
sociation from IS9O to lA* lUMOB.tig; Na
tional Budding and Iriun Association,
522.0R1 23: Georgia Irian :tnd Investment
Company. E2.tT72Atlanta Irian and In
vestment Company. 1t.711 13 and the At
lanta Home Ineuranco Company. J7J,-
Continuing the petitioners slate that the
defendant, Mr. Stewart. he, despite the
ruling of the court In hi* faver. failed
and refused to enforce the fl fas. for the
full unsiur.t. hut as the petitioners have
been Informed and believe, he has accept
td less. The amounts collected and from
whom the collections were made I* not
shown by the collector's books, they al
lege. the various Items being nerely
The defendant had told on of the peti
tioners that he did know the amounts
collected from the various corporations,
as the cash was not In his po. >,easing.
whild-he m tMir.u mamied.
Telephone Girl's father Whipped
Man W tin Insulted Her.
Atlanta, Sept S.—The telephona girl
caught the public eye of Atlanta for a
while to-duy. uitd demonstrated that she
la capable of holding the city's Interest
tn other way* than speaking to the pub
Miss Mary Glover, an operator of the
' Standard Telephone Company, watched
her father. Cf. II P. Glover, a heer mer
chant, wallop an unknown man with u
heavy cane, because lire stranger follow
ed her on the street and said, "Hello."
Mies Glover loaves her home on Hunter
street early each morning For the past
three morning# she ha# noticed a strange
man on the corners eying her closely a#
she tripped along merrily towards her of
Yesterday morning she reported to her
fellow workers, that th" man had folkvw
ed her. and had accosted her a# she cross
ed Forsyth street. When she reached
home, she reported the man's conduct to
her father. Together, they laid a trap for
the bold stranger and the street fight Ur
du v was the result of their plan.
Miss Glover left her home a* usual to
day. but her fother. armed wlih hi* cane,
walked a short distance behind her When
they reached the corner, the stranger was
there, os on previous <*-< aslons As the
young lady passed him he smiled at her
and repeated the word she hear# hundred#
of times dally. "Hello." said the strang
er. The word was hardly said before a
blow from Ihe telephone girl's father laid
the stranger n,,t , m the sidewalk. Th#
cane had fallen directly across his mouth
and several of his teeth were knocked out
When he attempted to get up he was
knocked down again and again by the
Irpte father, until at last he lay stretched
out and .tin#alt senseless. The girl ami
her papa then left the scene. When the
police reach'd the spot, after Mr. Glover
hud r#|*>rted the affair, the stranger had
nieciii'Tioi aw ait* tiwmwix,
Deputy Grand Hire to lie Given an
Ovation In Atlanta.
Atlanta, Sept. E.-The Odd fellow* of
Atlanta will give a rousing reception to
lion. J. H. Goodwin when he returns to
morrow afternoon from Richmond, where
he has been to attend the ttoverelgn Grand
ledge of Odd Fellow- Col. Goodwin wa
signally honored by the Sovereign Dodge,
having been elected deputy grand sire',
mxt to the highest officer In the order,
ami according to the rule* of the order
of promotion, h. will be made grand air
two years from now.
Train Hnblters Mode small llanl.
l-lmoln. Neb. Sept. 22.-Four mask'd
men held up the express csr on the Ht.
Louis. Portland fiver” on the Chicago
Hurling)on un.| yulney Railroad, r.vrlv to
day. near :h- village of WondlaWn. u
few ml.es northwest of Lincoln. The
me,] forced their way Into the enr and
comp'dr,l the express messenger, to op-iv
the local rife which they looted Only
* small amount rewauled the robber*.
tried everything I heard of. hut no'hkg
did me say good Borne doctors aald m -
trouble waa catarrh ot th* bowels an.)
some Mid coneumpdon of (ha bowse-
One doctor said he could cura me; I took
hi* medicine two months, but K did n
"A friend of mine advised me ta
try i'ernna. and I did on. After |
had taken two bottles I found if nsa
helping me, so I took six bottles, nod
It eared me eonnd gad well. | t
any one wante to know wbat Pemna
has done for mr. If they will write
to me I will answer promptly."
Etnma Menkln, Mont eagle. Tenn.. in
a recent letter, soys: "I have eufferoi
with catarrh ot th* stomach and bowels
for three yrara I tried 111 ree <k>
and several different medicine* recom
mended for troubles similar to mine
Your medicine wa* recommended to m*
and after the use of thirteen bottles 1 at
Th* exceedingly hot xveather of thj
present summer is producing an alarm
ing fatality from ■Hnrrhoea. cholera
Infantum, cholera morhue and dysentery
Every family am! person ought to be pro
vtiled with #n effective preventive and
cure for these diseases Reruns paver
falls when used In time, to cure the most
severe case* of them. Thousands of lives
are saved hy thl* unfailing remedy In all
acute disease* of the stomach and bow-;#
If you are not already acquainted with
the wonderful virtues of Berunn In sum
mer compialnts. send for a free KmAi
written hy Dr. Hartman, Columbus O
on <hsense# iterullar to xummer, wbt-iri
contains a description of the oaues,
symptoms and cur* of these dangeroiw
and prevalent diseases This brok a**,
free to any aitdress ly The Peruna Meds
clna Oo„ Columbus, O.
ATTRACTIONS AT STATE FAIR.
A ALDOAT4 It AS NEIT RED some
GOOD MID-WAY SHOWS.
Farmers af Rerrtea and Rrnok, Wm
Make Exhibits A New t atteit
State* (omwlaatoaer—Sed Death at
A nldoeta—Aaabvllle, Ga., to Have a
Hank—A'aldoala’s ('barter to n
(hanged—Then* May Lose His I*,
Valdosta, Ga.. Sept. 22 —Mr. Thoms* Q
Cranford has Just returned from Louts
; vllle. Ky., where he went to attend the
street fair given there with a view to se
curing eotne of the best midway snow*
possible for the coming state fair. He
made a contract for Boslock’s entire com
bination of ten shows and. beside* these,
lie the Streets of Cairo. Btre*ts
of All Nations. Chtqulta and several other
Aral-rises attracelon*. Th* Street# of All
Nations is said to he worth more * an
educator than weeks of historical read
The farmers of Berrien and Brook* coun
ty hove both hod meetings and are man
ning for county exhibits. The hall was
put to rolling In Berrien county last week,
while the farmers of Brook* met on yes
terday. Th* Lowndes County Agricultu
ral Club are also working up county ex
hibit for rhl* county and thee* three dis
plays are to he very fine. Reports Indi
cate that Ihe Individual displays will also
I tie of a very high order and the Impres
sion Is growing here that the coming fair
will do more toward showing up the pro
1 ducts of Georgia eoll than any fair ever
; held In the state.
Mr. J. M Johnson of thla city, has teen
appointed T'nlted Stale* commissioner
tor the Bnuthrrn district of Georgia It
Is understood that Deputy Marshal Dls
tnukes will move to this rlty a* soon as
Commissioner Smith's term expire*,
f The Georgia Southern and Florida Rail
j read has been d' Inga god deal of work
: here recently and are now laying plans
: for enlarging their freight depot
A Sad Death.
One of the saddest deaths that ha* o#-
! curred here recently was that of Miss
1 Lola Wilson, the IS-year-nld daughter of
Mr. J A. Wilson of Brook* county. The
young lady died of blood poison whl h
was caus.il by erysipelas She was taken
111 last flundav. and In spite of the best
of medical skill she succumbed to th*
disease Her mother came over Wednes
day and was with her when *h* died
Mr Gus Stoke# of this city was married
on yesterday to Miss Itosa Wlsenhaker at
the home of the bride'* father In th*
southern part of the county. Th* cere
mony was performed by Elder A B Her
ring. of I,ak* Park, and was witnessed
by large crowd of relatives and friend*
of the contracting parties.
Nashville. In Berrien county, la to hove
anew bank with a capital of gEi.nfk). and
the enterprise Is to he organized st once.
Capitalist* at that place and In this city
are behind It. The money Is all subscribed
and nothing remains to he done but '•
organize and begin buslnese.
Notice haw been given of a contem
plated change In the city charter of Val
dosta. The change I* to establish a re
corder's court here, to make the assess
ment* of city property by the tax asses
eor* final and to give the mayor and
Council power lo force resident* to con
nect with the system of sanitary sewer
Forgnt Hl# Insurance.
News ha* Just reached here of the burn
ing of the store of W. F. Then* In th*
southern p*r of th county. Mr Then*
ha* been In business some time end mov'd
hla store for a mil* or two. but failed to
tranefer hi* Insurance. The first night
after hi* removal It was burned to 'he
ground, with a loss of tWO or SSMV Hl*
friend* are afraid that he will he unable
to get h Insurance on aetrount of his
failure to have his policy transferred
The receipts of sea Island cotton yester
day broke the record for the season here,
about fifty hales being marketed here It
1* believed that the crop will move
at the present prices, above twenty cents
a pound, but there Is no disposition on th*
part of the farmer* to sell for lee* then
these prices. The latest report* indicate
that the sen Island crop will be shorter
than was expected a week ago.
Cnt MIKD Hilt LIFE OFT.
Aegrn Meshed to Death I niter an F* ■
gin* nt Thomaavllle.
Thomasvllle. Ga„ Brpt. a—Wilson R h
Inson, a negro helper In the Savannah.
Florida and Western shop* here. w"
mashed under an engine to-day. and in
stantly killed. Hoblnwm went under ihe
engine to do eome work, and the engin
eer, thinking he had come out. move ! ih
locomotive several feet and crushed the
Another negro, who had no connection
with the railroad, had hla foot crushed
under the whei Is of a car In Ihe railroad
FIVE DMROKI KII.I'F.D.
They W ere Stealing a Hide fader ■
Waukeenah. Fla , Sept. 22. -Joe Norton,
a negro boy and th* only survivor of fl'*'
who were endeavoring lo steal a rhl* or '
the roads of a freight car on the Florid*
Central and Peninsular, had hi* mutilate
leg am pula iml to-day. but died j'*
hour* after the operation. The other f" 1
were killed Inetanlly by being thro""
from th rods by a sudden Jerk o<